[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Tue May 24 18:53:43 CEST 2011

2011/5/24 Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
> On 24 May 2011 09:50, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/5/24 Anssi Hannula <anssi.hannula at iki.fi>:
>>> Maybe have a page that explains on how to use e.g.
>>> '''Open "configure media sources for install and update" -> File -> Add
>>> a specific media mirror'''
>>> as pointed by Ahmad (in addition to the default "add" which adds
>>> mirrorlist medias). I for one didn't know this option even existed...
>> Your statement that you did not know about this option together with
>> the fact that other experienced long time users (including me) stated
>> the same shows that the existing page in a wiki does not mean that
>> everybody should know about it.
> I'd been posting that link in the mdv forum for 1-2years, of course
> old hands wouldn't read it (why would one read an article about
> something he already knows).

Hmm, I haven't been to the Mandriva forum very often after summer
2009. But I read each thread in the German Mandriva user forum and I
am sure that this was never told there. So, given the fact that many
German users also read the international Mandriva forum, the
information must have gone past them as well.

>> A solution would be to make this option visible, like adding it to the
>> 2 options when you click on the default "Add" button:
>> 1 Add mirrorlist media - Only updates
>> 2 Add mirrorlist media - Full set
>> 3 Add a specific media mirror
> Well, no, Only updates and Full set applies to both methods, the
> MIRRORLIST and specific media mirrors. (IMHO, "updates only" should be
> dropped, in reality a package in */updates may well require a package
> from "release", also updates repos don't have the full range of
> packages in */release).

Agreed. I have been wondering about the reason behind that option for long.
I took for granted that "Add a specific mirror" includes a full set anyway
So, option #1 could be dropped and the "Add" button could offer
 - random mirrors from mirrorlist
 - specific mirror


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